Posted by Judyannet Muchiri

Brida

  You have known her since you were kids You lived in the same neighbourhood; her house was a few houses from yours You spent many afternoons, together with other kids, in...

Sila

When Sila thinks about it, what she remembers most is the stillness that enveloped their tiny house after Sila grew up in rural Kenya in one of those farm houses that dot the...

Mugumo High

You stand out in the cold You have on a brown pair of pants, a white shirt, a soft blue sweater and a scarf Old clothes; clothes that fit on your frame perfectly; familiarity in a...

How Do I Tell You?

That the smile you see is on my lips That my heart is full alright Just full of dark darkness It is strong and it is pounding I could explode anytime now That today I don’t...

Selina

You sit across each other You on the worn out sofa, her on the sturdy stool Two of your little ones are playing, while the two older ones are arguing about whose turn it is to do...

Jano

He came out of nowhere: drink spilled on my dress, profound apologies from the drunkard, irritation on my part, an offer to buy me a drink, cursing and insults, more apologies,...

Sabina

You met her on a bus Every day after work you sat in the tired bus Exhausted, you’d recline into your seat, hug the window with your eyes and will the bus to take you Take you...

Luminata

The day she came home, home being the small room where she’d moved into at the beginning of the year, to an email is the day everything changed It was the best day of her life...

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